Hospital donation to provide life-saving equipment to local community

Thanks to a grant, 19 local churches and two non-profit organizations will now have automated external defibrillators or AEDs.

Lourdes Hospital announced it is donating the AEDs through a grant from Mercy Health Foundation.

An AED is a portable device that delivers electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm after sudden cardiac arrest.

Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function and, if not treated within minutes, can lead to death.

Lourdes will also be holding free CPR and AED training on Friday and Saturday.

The sessions will be held at the Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion’s Borders Community Room.
Friday – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information call (270) 538-6817.

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